tv [untitled] March 29, 2013 1:00pm-1:30pm PDT
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morning, in the bill gram auditor um and we are joined this morning by these gentleman up here but i wanted to especially thank our district attorney george gescon for joining us and being part of this wonderful effort that we are announcing today with our technology community and certainly with the families of sandy hook. i would like to thank the families who flew all the way here from newtown, connecticut for joining us here today in san francisco. and while you are far away from home, i hope that you feel welcomed in our city. as a father of two girls myself, i can't imagine the pain and grief that you have suffered these past three months. and i have profound respect for your courage and for your commitment, for turning this grief into action. the tragic and horrifying events in sandy hook elementary
school, touched every american, a tragedy of this magnitude brings along with it the pain, the shock, and the disbelief. and it forces all of us to ask the question how can we prevent such terrible events? how do we protect our children? our youth, our residents? for san francisco, it is very important for us to continue to have an open dialogue regarding gun violence so that we can answer these questions ourselves. today, we honored the three-month anniversary of the tragic mass shootings at sandy hook, elementary school, with technology leaders from san francisco and all over the bay area, joining the sandy hook promise. the launch, the promises innovation initiative and i'm honored to join you at this
moment of change. from sandy hook to san francisco, our entire nation is impacted by gun violence on a daily basis. earlier today, the san franciscos family whos who are also impacted by gun violence met privately with the newtown families and shared their grief and hope for a better tomorrow. thank you for joining us today. i have worked with conway, in many capacities to create a environment that supports innovation and we are in many regards the innovation capitol of the world and i am so proud to see this effort launched here today. as mayor, i have focused on jobs, as a top priority and making sure that our youth get quality education and training them to be able to compete for the jobs of the 21st century economy. the fact is and i have said this often, you can't give a
job to a dead youth. you can't tell that youth not to lose hope. and that they can succeed no matter where you come from for too long. we have seen too much violence in our communities and it must end. yesterday i signed into law the nation's first ban on possession of halopoint ammunition in san francisco. we worked closely with supervisor cohen to introduce this legislation. these extra deadly bullets have no place in our streets. we are also creating an early warning system to alert us when individuals make massive purchases of ammunition, because even if there is a remote possibility we can prevent another tragedy, we are morally bound to do so. and we must support president obama and senator finestien comprehensive effort to reform the gun laws, i support state
and federal effort to keep the weapons off of our streets and out of our homes. i have directed our city agencies and law enforcement officials to move towards plans of action, to prioritize and create solutions that impact policy changes and take aggressive actions against the moment egregious types of gun violence and we are working hard and making more plans for more deeper, more wider gun buy back programs and events that will take place later this year. but no single mayor can stop gun violence alone. if we work together, as a city, as a community, as a region, as a state, and now, as importantly as a nation, if we work together as a nation, we can make real impact. forget the polls. forget the politics. forget the threats of this
lobbying group or that lobbying group. we are doing what is necessary and what is the right thing to do. and we are not going to make any excuses for why we can't get it done. it is time to take a stand and it is time to stand for families. and that is the promise that we make to it the families of sandy hook. that is why we are here today. i would like to thank lawn and all of our technology leaders for exporting one of our top, in fact, it is the city's major asset. our spirit of innovation. and launching into a national issue that demands immediate attention and it effects cities in every community across our nation. thank you for joining us this morning for this announcement, and i would at this time like to introduce the founder of the sandy hook promise, mr. tim macrus.
>> good morning, my name is... we had a little bit of a logistical change and my name is lee show and i am the co-founder of the sandy hook promise and a member of the executive committee and thank you mayor lee for taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us. and the mayor knows the primary responsible of the government is to keep the citizens safe and thank you all for being here. i would like to start with a little background on sandy hook, promise and who we are and what we are determined to do and why we are here today. to understand the devastation of december 14th, the shootings and origins of sandy hook promise, it is helpful to understand a little bit about newtown itself, it is a small town. it has an old fashioned sense of community. people live in newtown, because it is a great place to raise a family. that is why we moved there.
both of my kids went to sandy hook elementary. my wife is a 6th grade teacher in town, two of the students killed that day lived in my small neighborhood. the gunman and his mother lived a street over from us. one of these precious children killed hawkly whose mother is here today lived across the street from the gunman. last friday would have been dillon's 7th birthday. it was a snow day, i was traveling and my wife and children were home but i received a text message from them rather than building a snow man out of a foot of snow that had fallen, they build a cup cake and with food coloring colored the icing purple which has